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Old 08-20-2013, 08:42 PM   #3
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Re: Is is it still Aikido if you take away the Japanese clothes, etiquette and other things?

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Peter Boylan wrote: View Post
This is a blog post I wrote in response to a question on another forum. What do you think?
http://budobum.blogspot.com/2013/08/...atever-if.html
If anybody's interested, here's the original discussion: http://lnkd.in/f4hD3S

FWIW, I don't see any reason why you can't strip out all the Japanese stuff and still be doing Aikido.

OTOH, I can also understand that Japan's innate ethnocentric tendencies would probably lead many Japanese teachers to tell their students that such a thing is impossible.

Best,

Chris

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